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Four people were killed on Tuesday after two small airplanes crashed into each other over the Everglades.

According to news reports, people who live around the Everglades heard an explosion at around 1 p.m. and called the police. The airplanes were seen in a remote area accessible only by helicopters and airboats.

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More than six years after Oklahoma City police officers took nearly $120,000 from Quociong Da Ngo, they have finally been ordered to return the money to him. At the time, police used a process known as civil asset forfeiture to seize the money. This meant that, even though he was cleared of any crime, Ngo still had to fight in court to get his money back.

On Jan. 26, 2012, a police officer pulled Ngo over for using his turn signal for only a short time before changing lanes on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City. Ngo was also driving 10 miles an hour below the speed limit. He explained to the officer that he had rented the car for a vacation and had traveled all the way from Florida, stopping in Georgia and Arkansas.
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Last year, police in Utah seized over $2.5 million in cash and property using civil asset forfeiture. This is a sharp increase on the $1.4 million seized in 2016, fueling concerns that property may be taken from innocent people.

Civil asset forfeiture is a system which allows law enforcement to seize property suspected of being connected to a crime. Before the property can be seized permanently, law enforcement in Utah is required to show clear, convincing evidence that it was linked to a crime. However, this requirement falls below the standard followed in criminal cases: that it must be proved “beyond reasonable doubt.” No criminal charges are needed for police to take property.
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Michael Boatwright of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been arrested as the second suspect in the June 18 shooting death of Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known as rapper XXXTentacion.

Boatwright, 22, was already in Broward County Jail following his arrest on July 5 on unrelated charges of cocaine possession with intent to sell and misdemeanor marijuana possession. At the time of his arrest, Boatwright was on probation until April 2019 for battery and drug charges from November 2013. He is now charged with first-degree murder in addition to violation of probation for the July 5 charges. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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Leandro Mlodziejewski was arrested on July 10 for allegedly raping a teenage girl in a Publix restroom.

Mlodziejewski, 28, is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior in the presence of a minor and two counts of sexual battery against a minor. He is being held in the Broward County Main Jail on $200,000 bond. If he posts bail, he will be required to wear an ankle monitor and surrender his passport, as he is a U.S. citizen who was born in Argentina and is deemed a flight risk. Attorney information was not available.

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